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Feature Friday: Marceia Cork
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Ahhh "Friday: The day that magically turns 'I can't' into 'I can't wait!'"….and I can’t wait to get into this weeks: Feature Friday!! ✨
“"That truth shapes the work I do today, and the stories I tell on my podcast."
Ahh the truth… that is so refreshing in podcasting and it isn’t lost on the exceptional work and podcast that Marceia is doing with her podcast. "Oooh, Those Effin' C-Words". This podcast helps us face the harsh truth of grief in all forms.
Grief doesn't have to be grim. That's why when she talks about it on this podcast, it’s about dealing with grief and loss in a way that influences the changes you want to make in your life. As you heal, what do you want to do next?
What I can appreciate is it doesn’t just look at grief as the lost of a loved one but the many forms of grief that we may not realize we experience throughout our lives. 💪🏾 . For example when you make a professional pivot; end a toxic relationship or a friendship…
“I want you to have the confidence to navigate change. These are real stories from my 1:1 coaching sessions and my inspiring interviews with change makers.”
Marceia’s helping people is not just from her unique perspective but to encourage change. Thus Marceia’s title as the Change Coach.
Marceia’s mission is to bring visibility to grief recovery as the most neglected area of self-care. She offers a non-clinical option for communities and populations that need to address grief and trauma, and either reject or don't have access to traditional therapy and clinical solutions.
Though grief is one of the hardest things to discuss and to face it is so neccesary for us especially in our community. We often face a lot of grief and trauma and even if that isn’t your current season I’d still encourage you to listen to this podcast because there is so much to learn, help and heal from 🙏🏾.
Self-care is the goal most people commit to these days, but dealing with grief and the sense of loss that comes with change are, again, the most often overlooked and neglected areas of focus for Blacks! The Black community experiences so many of the seemingly “common” life events that--when compounded--often lead to a major health breakdowns within two years. Sadly, we are "used to" trauma, and don't realize it. With my podcast, so many people have their first "aha moments" when they realize that what they experience along these life events is actually grief.
Listennn, that’s probably the longest quote that I’ve ever included in a Feature Friday but it had to be said. We carry trauma, so we gotta have a safe space to talk about it. So thanks Marceia.
Though she’s been in podcasting for a short time, it’s still such impactful work and in learning about Marceia I’m so glad she’s found her way to the podcast space. ✊🏾 It’s always so amazing to hear about what people do as their day time job as she’s a Grief support specialist and apply it to their podcast to be a voice and help others.
I'd wanted to begin pitching myself to media outlets to discuss grief recovery as the most neglected form of self-care. I thought that a podcast would help me establish myself as a subject matter expert, while providing producers and assignment editors with examples of my work.
Gotta love it, admire it and appreciate it. And yes the journey be it long on short…I had to ask…and hopefully it helps. What has she learned along the way? 📝
To record my intros during the episode recording rather than patching them in later; To not do baked in ads; and The value of podcast communities.
Alright now community, it’s Mental Health Awareness Month…so hey take some time to highlight creatives doing the work in the mental health space. Know that grief doesn’t have to be scary and check out Marceia and Oooh, Those Effin' C-Words"
And don’t be afraid of some other C words….check it out and create a safe space for your own mental care.
Was that corny? Hey I tried 😅🤷🏾♀️
Until next Friday…in the words of one of my fav gurls! Live Ya Life Like It’s Golden 💛✨
Psst…by the way if you’re interested in being my next feature friday fill out this form …by the way…it could also mean an additional feature on my other newsletter Your Podcast Playlist as well! If you run into an issues email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh and if you’ve been a regular reader….I got a new headshot ya’ll! I think for this I found a winner, thanks for joining me on this journey! 💕
Oh and a little about me…this is the hard part, talking about myself!
I’m Adell Coleman Chief Operations Officer of DCP Entertainment. I’m a multi-award winning podcast creator, producer, and host. I host and EP the podcast Say Their Name. I like talking so you may have seen me around at a few conferences!
One of my favorite things to do is to amplify and uplift those BIPOC and marginalized creatives who aren’t just hosts but are doing many different things in the podcast space.
At DCP, we distribute podcasts that share stories, podcasts, interviews, and insights by and for underrepresented voices. Feel free to check us out!
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